Cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin/fentanyl mixed opioid have been seized in Vernon, Kelowna and Lake Country. (photo submitted)

Massive quantity of drugs seized in the Okanagan

Residents of Vernon, Kelowna and the Lower Mainland were busted after drugs found in Vernon, Kelowna and Lake Country

  • Nov. 9, 2017 6:00 a.m.

Vernon RCMP have completed an drug trafficking investigation involving cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin/fentanyl mixed opioids.

On Aug. 26, officers arrested a 17-year-old Lower Mainland male youth alleged to be supplying drugs to street level traffickers in Vernon. The man has been charged with possession of cocaine and heroin/fentanyl mixed opioid for the purpose of trafficking. The youth is on conditions to reside in the Lower Mainland and has future court appearances in Vernon.

On Oct. 27, officers arrested a 29-year-old Vernon woman and a 21-year-old Lower Mainland man alleged to be supplying drugs at the street level in Vernon. Both subjects were released from custody for a future court date and RCMP are recommending both be charged with possession of cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin/fentanyl mixed opioid for the purpose of trafficking.

On Nov. 2, officers arrested a 24-year-old man near his residence on Academy Way in Kelowna. He is alleged to be supplying drugs to Vernon for distribution to street level traffickers. Following the arrest, members obtained and executed search warrants at two residential locations associated to the arrested man – a condo in the 800 block of Academy Way of Kelowna and a condo in the 3500 block Woodsdale Road in Lake Country.

Related: Tip leads to Hells Angels grow op raid in Kelowna

The search warrants resulted in a seizure of multiple ounces of cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin/fentanyl mixed opioids packaged for street level distribution, along with cash and other items related to drug trafficking.

The man will appear in court Friday to face proposed charges of possession of three drugs for purpose of trafficking.

The seized drug exhibits have been processed and are confirmed as follows:

  • Methamphetamine – 118 packages
  • Cocaine – 666 packages
  • Heroin/fentanyl opioid mix – 753 packages

The packages were of varying weight but at street level weight for sale.

“This seizure will have a significant impact on the drug supply to the Vernon area and is a good example of enforcement action by the RCMP in targeting those responsible for distributing fentanyl and other illicit drugs in our community,” said Sgt. David Evans, with the Vernon RCMP.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Let it snow in Kelowna

Snow is in the forecast for this week

Photos: Adventuring in Stuart Park

Have you seen Friday’s edition of the Capital News? Check out the photos featured

Rutland students help less fortunate

At Rutland Senior Secondary, students are helping the homeless this holiday season

Lake Country seniors receive Christmas surprise

Hampers will be given to 20 lucky seniors in need next week

Column: Make it a green Christmas

Instead of purchasing a cuddly stuffie this year, put your money towards helping the real thing.

What’s happening

Find out about the events happening in your community this weekend

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Lind nets three in Rockets win; Dube and Foote named to Canada’s roster

Kole Lind returns from national junior camp to lead Rockets to victory in P.A.

Interior Health holding immunization clinic in Vernon Saturday

IH issues list of Okanagan meningococcal immunization clinics

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Annual Christmas meal held as Kelowna Gospel Mission

The meal will be held tomorrow from 12 to 6 p.m.

Most Read